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Issue #115: September 1, 2003


  • There will be some recognizable names headlining the Roundabout Theater Company's upcoming season.  Look for Alec Baldwin to star in a new production of the Ben Hecht/Charles MacArthur comedy Twentieth Century in JanuaryAlso on the schedule is Kyle MacLachlan's  Broadway debut in revival of The Caretaker due to open November 9 at the American Airlines TheaterKyle will be in stellar company when Patrick Stewart and Irish actor Aidan Gillen join him on stage 
  • Previews slated February 27 for the revival of Larry Gelbart's 1976 comedy Sly Fox which heralds the return of Richard Dreyfuss to Broadway.
  • Choreographer Jonathon Butterell, fresh from Nine, will join director David Leveaux when they revive Fiddler on the Roof in February.
  • After 2,306 performances the revival of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret will close up shop at Studio 54 on November 2.  Not a bad run for a revival.

Broadway On The Road

  • The highlight of the 40th anniversary season of Hartford Stage promises to be the premiere of Edward Albee's one-act play Home Life May 20–June 20 next year.   The 2003–04 season opens October 2 with 8 by Tenn — a retrospective of eight Tennessee Williams one-act plays directed by artistic director Michael Wilson.  Hartford Stage will then present A Christmas Carol November 13–December 28.  The other presentations include Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep, January 8–February 8; Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphosis, February 26–March 28; and Suzann-Lori Parts' Topdog/Underdog, April 8–May 9.
  • You can catch former television good guy (L.A. Law & N.Y.P.D. Blue) Jimmy Smits in the surprise winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Price for drama, Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics. Opening September 9 at the Roger S. Berlind's theater in Princeton, N.J the play runs through to October 19.

London's West End

  • The Tony-award winning The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is set to open in London in early 2004.  The Edward Albee play opens for a limited run in January at the Almeida Theatre before a planned transfer to the West End. 

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